A Burning Question: Inflammation in chronic disease

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 5 p.m.
Events InStyle
107 Murray Street, Ottawa
RSVP: cafescientifique@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Inflammation can be a life saver. When you are injured or you're fighting off an infection, this natural response helps contain the damage. The redness, swelling, pain and heat that are the hallmarks of inflammation may be unpleasant, but they are just part of getting better.

However, chronic inflammation has been linked to a number of diseases, from heart disease to rheumatoid arthritis. Why is too much inflammation a bad thing? What causes inflammation to run amok? How can you know when you're experiencing chronic inflammation? And what can we do to put out the fire? Join us for a discussion about research showing the connection between chronic inflammation and disease.

This free event is hosted by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, its Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis and the Cochrane Collaboration. Space is limited.

Experts

Marc Pouliot, PhD
Professor
Department of Microbiology-Infectiology and Immunology
Laval University

Anne Lyddiatt
Consumer Representative
Cochrane Collaboration

Peter Tugwell, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Rheumatologist
Ottawa Hospital

Moderator

Phillip Gardiner, PhD
Scientific Director
CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis